Home Buyers Survey Thornton Heath

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Thornton Heath. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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Thornton Heath's property styles are mainly Victorian; housing increased rapidly with the arrival of the railway in the 1860s. Some grand properties still survive and St Alban's church, a listed building from the period, was mainly constructed using the classic red bricks.

There is council housing stock in the area and shared ownership opportunities which can, for example, often be found in Brigstock Road.

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The Environment Agency issues flood warnings from time to time in the locale of the Norbury Brook in Thornton Heath (so e.g. around the streets of Boswell Road and Kynaston Road).

Flood alerts have in the past been issued for a much larger area, including the whole of Thornton Heath and surrounding it on all sides in South London.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
Ground instability caused by natural factors could cause subsidence issues for certain areas in Thornton Heath.

With the above said, The British Geological Survey has assessed that hazards because of underground non-coal mine workings in this area are unlikely. If you are concerned the property has subsidence you should inform your Building Surveyor.
You should ensure all electrical work that falls under Part P of the Building Regulations. You should use a qualified electrician who can self certify their work to ensure there are no issue on sale:

  • Astronic Limited, 50 Florida Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8EW
  • Electrician Services, 8 Brickfield Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8DS

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Survey Thornton Heath

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Thornton Heath. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Thornton Heath

Building Survey Thornton Heath Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Croydon Council at Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, telephone 0208 726 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Thornton Heath

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Croydon, Mitcham, Norbury, Selhurst, Streatham, Morden and Crystal Palace.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Thornton Heath. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Thornton Heath we'll be able to give you the detailed Thornton Heath HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

Home Buyers Survey Thornton Heath

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • St Paul's Road, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 8NB
  • The Drive, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 8LB
  • Penshurst Rd, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 7EB
  • Jubilee Court, London Road, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 6JL
  • Grove Road, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 6HL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Thornton Heath to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Thornton Heath.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Thornton Heath incredibly important.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Thornton Heath, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you get a mortgage your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a survey valuation of the property.

The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying.

Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property in Thornton Heath, Croydon or Mitcham you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey.

Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet.

If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us on 0207 112 5388 and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!

a mortgage valuation is not the same as a homebuyers survey, see an example from SAM Conveyancing